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Odum Institute: Dissertation Structure, Organization, and Completion

Thu. 8 Feb, 2024 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dissertation Structure, Organization, and Completion

The Dissertation Structure, Organization, and Completion workshop will focus on a pivotal aspect of doctoral degree completion, the dissertation proposal. Each component of the dissertation proposal defense will be discussed as well as strategies to ensure a successful outcome of this signal event. Workshop participants will learn how academic scholars present research focusing heavily on development of the theoretical framework, conceptual framework and study methodology. The workshop program will share specific academic practices that successful doctoral students employ to describe the proposed area of inquiry and situating the problem in a current context. When strategies and practices are implemented successfully, the dissertation proposal will garner the satisfaction of the dissertation chair, dissertation committee members, and Institutional Review Board.


SSW: The Virus of Racism

Thu. 8 Feb, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Virus of Racism: Understanding Its Threats and Mobilizing Defenses

The focus of this year’s Black History Month Research Series is mental health, physical health and community interventions. David Williams, chair of Harvard University’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health. Williams, will open the series with a discussion of racism, the multiple ways it operates in society, and its profound consequences on health. Sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work.


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